Chief rabbi of Russia calls on Moscow to denounce official's 'vulgar' antisemitism


November 4, 2022

Shown here (l-r): Museum Trustee Board chair Viktor Vekselberg, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.

(JNS) - Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar on Wednesday called on Moscow to denounce a top official's "vulgar" antisemitism, saying it posed a "huge danger" to the Jewish community in the country.

The call to condemn Alexei Pavlov, assistant secretary of Russia's Security Council, came in response to an article (Russian) he wrote claiming that "neo-pagan cults," including the Chabad movement, had taken over Ukraine.

Pavlov added that Chabad's guiding principle was to enshrine its superiority "above all nations and peoples," and therefore it had become "increasingly urgent to carry out the de-...

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